Here is a quick blog on looking out for signs of gum disease. Gum disease can be something which can affect people at any age and can be the result of any number of causes. However, it isn’t always easy to identify if you do have gum disease, as the condition can be painless and invisible in the early stages. To try and help you spot it early, we’ve put together the top 5 signs you may have gum disease.
Bad breath that will not go away
This is a sign of gum disease that is perhaps easier to spot than others. If you have bad breath, and it is a constant thing, then it is possible you have gum disease, as there’s a chance there are bacteria building up under the gum line which is causing the unpleasant odour.
This is another sign of gum disease which is something you might notice. If you have sore teeth on a constant basis, and they hurt when you’re not eating, and they hurt when you do, then it could be an indicator that you have problems within the gums themselves that you can see, which might suggest gum disease.
If the pink parts of the gums begin to shrink or disappear, it could be a problem which has been brought about as a result of gum disease. The more of the tooth that is exposed, the more of the gum you’ve lost. If the tooth looks longer than usual, then it could be an indicator of gum disease.
Swollen or tender gums
Brushing your teeth can cause pain to the gums, especially if you’re quite rough with the toothbrush. However, if you’re always suffering from sore gums, and they seem either swollen to the touch or painful, you could be suffering from gum disease.
Bleeding when you brush
While this can arise from not brushing for extended periods of time and then taking a toothbrush to your mouth, bleeding gums can also be down to gum disease which has been building up over time. If you do bleed from the gums when you brush them, then it is entirely possible that you have gum disease and you simply were not aware of it.
Overall, these are just a few of the signs that you have gum disease, but it hasn’t yet become apparent that you do. While there are other signs that the disease is beginning to form, these are some of the most evident and easy to spot signs that something is wrong. A visit to your local dentist is usually a good idea, as they will be able to correctly identify if you do have gum disease, and then suggest ways to combat it or provide you with something to help you. Gum disease can potentially be a big problem if left unchecked, resulting in damage to the gums and the possible loss of teeth, so making sure that you properly check for gum disease and then take the correct steps to combat it or prevent it is vital to keep your teeth in good condition.
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